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25 Sep 2012

ESPN: Stat Profiles Of College Contenders

We track dozens of statistics at Football Outsiders, including a number of metrics that isolate offensive and defensive drive efficiency success. Every team has its own unique statistical profile, but we can run a test to identify teams that have more statistical similarities than not. We ran such a similarity test, comparing the current AP top five teams against every team from each of the past five years. The results don't necessarily outline a predetermined path for the rest of the season, but the commonalities (and differences) give us some indication of what to watch for in October and November.

Posted by: Brian Fremeau on 25 Sep 2012

1 comment, Last at 05 Oct 2012, 3:10am by Frank


by Frank (not verified) :: Fri, 10/05/2012 - 3:10am

Would be great to have these metrics available the form of an app :)